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Taking Research for GrantedTexas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
Drought Is Coming for Your BeerUnlocking the barley genome could help prevent a brewing catastrophe.
Washington Is Outdoing California and Texas in Renewable EnergyRenewable-energy consumption by state.
The Slatest Week in Pictures A pilgrimage in Nepal, elections in Athens, war in Syria, fashion in Paris, and trash heaps in China.
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Katy Perry Is the Singing, Dancing "Cool Girl," and She's a Perfect Fit for the Super Bowl Halftime Show
He Never Touches the Balls Tom Brady may be the handsome face of the Pats, but the team’s heart and soul belong to defensive tackle Vince Wilfork.